Splunk for Meaningful Use

I visited a Health Care customer recently to discuss their most important use cases for Splunk. They’ve taken a holistic approach to getting all of their application data into Splunk and it’s really paying off. A key use case for their many health care facilities helps them stay compliant to meet their meaningful use requirements.

Meaningful use of health information technology is an umbrella term for rules and regulations that hospitals and physicians must meet to qualify for federal incentive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). One of the overarching goals is to use Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Bottom line, it’s important to all …

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Splunk = Customer Satisfaction

It is amazing to see the interesting ways that customers are using Splunk to enhance visibility into their business. Not only that, but just how quickly they are able to respond to new requests.  I was with a customer recently who is indexing approximately 1 Terabyte (TB) of data per day and are now fielding requests from all of their application teams.

A core part of their business is their billing system, which is comprised of many different solutions based on various acquisitions and spanning many geographies.  Their Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the glue that brings all of those systems together.  Any communication to the back end billing system must go through the SOA messaging layer.  For many years …

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